Chicago Private Colleges

Chicago, Illinois area Colleges

There are 17 private colleges within the Chicago city limits and 36 private colleges within a 50 mile radius. If you're looking for a large school, Northwestern University enrolls the most students. In terms of cost, Christian Life College offers the lowest in-state tuition for private colleges in the Chicago area.

The Chicago area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago.


36 results

List of Chicago Private Colleges

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,834enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 4.2Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

5 miles from Chicago

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,603enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

15 miles from Chicago

Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 16,893enrollment
  • $37,731net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

11 miles from Chicago

DePaul University
D
Chicago, IL
DePaul University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 21,922enrollment
  • $33,319net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

6 miles from Chicago

Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,908enrollment
  • $27,474net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1450SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

21 miles from Chicago

Valparaiso University
V
Valparaiso, IN
Valparaiso University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 3,122enrollment
  • $22,500net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.76Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

42 miles from Chicago

Columbia College Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 6,769enrollment
  • $28,568net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

4 miles from Chicago

Illinois Institute of Technology
I
Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,325enrollment
  • $28,161net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 4.06Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due May 15

3 miles from Chicago

Lewis University
L
Romeoville, IL
 
Lewis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,437enrollment
  • $20,022net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

26 miles from Chicago

Aurora University
A
Aurora, IL
 
Aurora University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#28 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,265enrollment
  • $17,563net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 980-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 10

35 miles from Chicago

Elmhurst College
E
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,421enrollment
  • $21,776net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

14 miles from Chicago

North Central College
N
Naperville, IL
North Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,832enrollment
  • $26,053net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

24 miles from Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
S
Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,132enrollment
  • $51,606net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1048-1260SAT range
  • 22-25ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

4 miles from Chicago

Dominican University
D
River Forest, IL
Dominican University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,189enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

9 miles from Chicago

Roosevelt University
R
Chicago, IL
Roosevelt University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 4,680enrollment
  • $22,856net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 900-1130SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

4 miles from Chicago

North Park University
N
Chicago, IL
North Park University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,831enrollment
  • $19,320net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 940-1122SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

10 miles from Chicago

Lake Forest College
L
Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,583enrollment
  • $26,968net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

30 miles from Chicago

Robert Morris University Illinois
R
Chicago, IL
Robert Morris University Illinois

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,934enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.73Avg GPA

4 miles from Chicago